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AHA fosters and supports community efforts to make healthy eating and physical activity the way of life in Wake County.

Perspectives (April 2015)

Spring and pollen are here, and that means the farmers’ markets of Wake County are opening again for the season. I’m seeing great partnerships to make these markets successful, and also to bring Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to many of the markets through EBT (formerly food stamps). More

Perspectives March 2015: Let’s Talk About Benches

We had two fantastic events earlier this month, both featuring Jay Walljasper, a writer and speaker from Minneapolis, and benches caught the attention of our elected officials and other community leaders, as well as and Dig In attendees. A few highlights from Jay’s talks with common-sense keys to building More

Building and Serving Community through a Garden: The Wedge

In 2012 when Shamsa Visone and her husband were preparing to move from California to the Triangle, it was actually the Wedge Community Garden that brought her to her new neighborhood in Raleigh. She knew she wanted to be part of a communal garden, one without individual plots, where More

The City and Transportation as Classroom: Exploris School

For the students of The Exploris School in downtown Raleigh, walking around town and/or riding public transportation buses is a daily part of their experiential learning.  “When the students are walking downtown, it’s not only healthy for them, but they learn so much from interacting with adults daily, from More

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